ATHLETICS NEWS - South Africa's Olympic 400-metre gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk is targeting a return to the track by the start of July, his coach Ans Botha has said.
Van Niekerk is to travel to Qatar this week for an assessment by sports physician Louis Holtzhausen as he recovers from a knee injury sustained in a charity touch rugby game last October that forced him to miss the recent Commonwealth Games.
"We are flying to Doha to see Dr Louis (Holtzhausen) and the medical team and he will start intensive rehabilitation in two weeks' time," Botha told TimesLIVE.co.za.
"He will come back to continue with the process for six weeks in South Africa and return to Doha for the last time."
While stating that Van Niekerk hoped to return in late June or early July, it remains unclear when exactly he will be back on the track.